Congratulations to Josh, Sara & Ben on their promotions to Sankyu!
“The most people performing a kata is 3,973, achieved by Prefectural Government of Okinawa and Society for the Advancement of Traditional Okinawa Karate (both Japan), in Naha, Okinawa, Japan, on 23 October 2016.
Karate practitioners of all ages performed the most basic kata in Okinawan Karate known as “fukyu-gata 1”, on Kokusai Street. October 23rd is known as “Karate Day” in Okinawa.”
Shorin Ryu Master Zenpo Shimabukuro (not related to Tatsuo Shimabuku) is calling out the count.
PSKC finished 2nd in overall points at Young’s Tournament on October 15th.
Sensei Lindsay Faust won Women’s Grand Championship Sparring.
Young’s 2016 Fall Martial Arts Tournament
Saturday, October 15th
Mark you calendar!
Competitions in Forms, Weapons & Sparring
Celebrating 32 years for this event!!
10:30 AM – Judges Meeting
11:00 AM – Start Time
On Tuesday (9/20), PSKC members honoured the 108th anniversary of Tatsuo Shimabuku’s birthday (9/19/1908) with a special demonstration that included:
• Karate & Isshin Ryu historical video
• Upper/Lower basics with breaking
• Kata demonstrations – Naihanchi, Sanchin & Sunsu
• Self-defense techniques from Tatsuo’s Kumite drills
Fall classes will be held from 7-9PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in 106 White Building.
Look for us at the Student Involvement Fair on Monday the 22nd from 11-4PM on the HUB Lawn.
Open-House, demos & new member sign-ups will be conducted during the first week of the semester.
The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games are held each year at Penn State University in State College. The event brings together over 2,000 athletes and 750 coaches from across the state. Our largest event of the year, Summer Games features three days of intense competition in aquatics, athletics, basketball, bowling, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, softball and tennis. Every race, every game, every competition held at Summer Games represents many weeks of training, preparation and dedication on the part of our athletes, coaches and volunteers.
We’re organizing a Penn State Karate Club volunteer team to help with the track & field events on June 4th. If you are available, get in touch with us.
This is last summer’s volunteer team: